We are truly privileged to present to the market, 7 Oxford Road - A magnificent, highly imposing residence set in the heart of Old Lexden, within walking distance of some of the finest schools in the country. An important piece of Colchester history, the property was originally designed by famous architects Goodey & Cressall in 1893 and has recently been extended, altered and heavily improved by the current owners to a truly exceptional standard, creating the perfect combination of period charm and contemporary living. Walking into the house you are initially greeted by a grand reception hall, which features a stunning original mahogany staircase, Victorian tiling and a stained glass window to the side. This fabulous space leads to a sizeable cellar, two large formal reception rooms, a cloakroom, utility room and a spectacular open plan kitchen/dining/family space. This room truly is the focal point of the house, measuring 34' x 32' and featuring wall to wall bi-folding doors opening to the rear garden. On the first floor there is a most impressive galleried landing, which features a stained glass arch window and leads to four double bedrooms - The master suite being a particular highlight with a fabulous l-shaped dressing room and luxury en-suite. Finally a large four-piece bathroom completes the first floor alongside a guest en-suite to bedroom two. On the second floor, originally servant's quarters, there are two double guest bedrooms and a final bathroom, which is also four-piece. Outside the property is approached by a private driveway, enclosed by a handsome brick wall. To the rear there is a very attractive garden featuring a large paved sun patio, the remainder being laid with an established lawn. Full inspections are simply a must to truly appreciate this breath-taking home.

Reception Hall:
A beautiful, grand hall space featuring an original mahogany staircase leading to the first floor, stained glass sash window to side, Victorian tiled flooring, door to basement level, doors to:

Living Room:
18' 8" x 14' 8" (5.69m x 4.47m) Stripped wooden flooring, two vertical column style radiators, bay window to front incorporating sash windows, open fireplace with marble surround.

Family Room:
18' 8" x 13' 6" (5.69m x 4.11m) Stripped wooden flooring, two vertical column style radiators, stained glass sash window to side, bay window to front incorporating sash windows, open fireplace with marble surround, ceiling rose.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Space:
34' x 33' 2" (10.36m x 10.11m)

Kitchen:

Solid oak flooring, bespoke range of traditionally styled base and eye level units with stone working surfaces to side and up-stands, gas range cooker to remain with extractor hood above, American style fridge/freezer also to remain, integrated wine fridge and dishwasher, inset double butler sink units, fitted centre island, inset breakfast bar with seating under, three sash windows and half glazed door to side.

Dining/Family Space:

Solid oak flooring, two vertical column style radiators, wall to wall UPVC bi-folding doors opening to rear gardens with bespoke remote controlled blinds, two Chinese lantern skylights, inset cast iron multi-fuel burner to remain, inset LED spotlights, built in Sonos sound system.

Inner Hall:
Stripped wooden flooring, radiator, inset LED spotlights, built in double storage cupboard, doors to:

Utility Room:
Stripped wooden flooring, further fitted units with working surfaces to side, inset sink unit, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, large walk in larder cupboard, sash window to side aspect.

Cloakroom:
Stripped wooden flooring, high level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, Victorian style heated towel rail, inset LED spotlights, extractor fan.

Cellar:
A superb space which could serve a number of uses. With three large store cupboards, power and lighting.

Galleried Landing:
14' 8" x 11' 9" (4.47m x 3.58m) Featuring a beautiful arch-shaped stained glass window to rear, radiator and doors to:

Master Bedroom:
19' 2" x 15' 6" (5.84m x 4.72m) Two vertical column style radiators, bay window to front incorporating sash windows, cast iron fireplace, door to:

Dressing Room:
13' 9" x 11' 6" reducing to 7'6" being l-shaped (4.19m x 3.51m) Column style radiator, two sets of wall to wall fitted bespoke wardrobes, two sash windows to side, inset LED spotlights, door to:

En-Suite:
Travertine tiled flooring, Victorian style heated towel rail, luxury white suite comprising of low level WC, vanity hand wash basin and walk in double shower cubicle with integrated Drench shower, remote motion sensor LED lighting, extractor fan.

Bedroom Two:
18' 5" x 12' (5.61m x 3.66m) Radiator, sash windows to rear and side, door to:

Guest En-Suite:
Tiled flooring, Victorian style heated towel rail, luxury white suits comprising of low level WC, vanity hand wash basin and walk in double shower cubicle with integrated Drench shower, remote motion sensor LED lighting, extractor fan.

Bedroom Three:
12' 8" x 10' 4" (3.86m x 3.15m) Radiator, sash window to rear, built in wardrobe.

Bedroom Four:
11' 8" x 7' 5" (3.56m x 2.26m) Radiator, sash windows to front and side.

Family Bathroom:
12' 5" x 9' 8" (3.78m x 2.95m) Tiled flooring, Victorian style heated towel rail, luxury heritage style suite comprising of low level WC, vanity hand wash basin, freestanding roll top bath and separate walk in double shower cubicle with integrated Drench shower, three sash windows to side, remote motion sensor LED lighting, extractor fan.

Landing:
18' 5" x 8' 9" (5.61m x 2.67m) Currently cleverly used as a play area by the current owners, with inset LED spotlights, two sash windows to side, doors to:

Bedroom Five:
14' 4" x 12' 4" (4.37m x 3.76m) Radiator, window to front, cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom Six:
16' 6" x 12' 5" (5.03m x 3.78m) Radiator, window to front, built in double wardrobe.

Bathroom:
11' 8" x 9' 6" (3.56m x 2.90m) Tiled flooring, Victorian style heated towel rail, luxury heritage style suite comprising of low level WC, vanity hand wash basin, freestanding roll top bath and separate walk in double shower cubicle with integrated Drench shower, sash window to rear, remote motion sensor LED lighting, extractor fan.

Outside:
To the front of the property there is private driveway providing off road parking for several cars, in addition to an attractive garden, all enclosed by a handsome original brick wall. There is also a path leading towards a beautiful storm porch, with double doors opening into the reception hall.

Rear Garden:
To the rear of the property there is a generous, attractive garden featuring a beautiful sun patio which spans across the width of the house, directly from the kitchen's bi-folding doors. The remainder of the garden is predominately laid to lawn, with various flowers, shrubs and trees. There is also a summerhouse to remain.

Property Reference: 4475889
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